Men's basketball draws USC at Hall of Fame Classic

Men's basketball draws USC at Hall of Fame Classic

Jarrett Culver Jarrett Culver

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech men's basketball team will take on Southern California to start the championship rounds of the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic announced Tuesday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). 

The four-team championship round bracket is slated for Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 at the Sprint Center, also home of the Big 12 Championships, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Red Raiders also will square off with either Nebraska from the Big Ten Conference or Missouri State from the Missouri Valley Conference. 

The opening round matchup with the Trojans is set for 8:30 p.m. CT, televised by ESPN2. 

Texas Tech will play host to Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 9) and Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 13) as part of the campus rounds at the United Supermarkets Arena. Game times and television networks for those matchups will be announced at a later date. 

The Hall of Fame Classic serves as the culminating event of college basketball’s Hall of Fame Weekend, which also includes the 13th annual induction ceremony for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. That event will be held on Nov. 18, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City.

The Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office is selling season tickets for as low as $135 and taking season ticket renewals for the upcoming 2018-19 season online at Fans also can renew their season tickets or purchase season tickets in person at the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office located on the East Side of Jones AT&T Stadium or over the phone at (806) 742-8324 (TECH). Information on single-game tickets and mini-plans will be announced at a later date by the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office. 

Texas Tech is coming off the program’s first NCAA Elite Eight trip and a program-best second-place Big 12 finish en route to a 27-10 record in 2017-18. The 27 wins were the second-highest total in program history for a season only behind the 30-2 mark put together by the 1995-96 squad under James Dickey. The Red Raiders also set a program single season record with eight victories over Associated Press Top 25 opponents and captured a program-best No. 6 final ranking in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll.    

Visit for the latest news and information on the men's basketball program. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets by liking TexasTechMBB on Facebook along with following @TexasTechMBB on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.  

2018 Hall of Fame Classic Tournament Schedule 
Championship Rounds – Sprint Center (Kansas City, Missouri)
Monday, November 19
Game 1: Missouri State vs. Nebraska – 6 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Game 2: Texas Tech vs. USC – 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tuesday, November 20
Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser – 6 p.m. (Watch ESPN/ESPN3)
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Campus Rounds – United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)
Friday, November 9
Mississippi Valley State at Texas Tech – TBA
Tuesday, November 13
Southeastern Louisiana at Texas Tech – TBA


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